Partner & Finance Director
Higgs & Sons
Partner and Head of Finance at Higgs & Sons’ a multi-award winning, top 150 UK law firm. In 2014 appointed as the first non lawyer partner in this 140 year old firm and in the same year was also shortlisted UK FD of the Year: Growing Business category at the Business Finance Awards 2014.
An experienced Finance Director, Strategist and Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration. Skills range from implementation of large scale practice management systems, management of sizeable legal finance functions through to presenting on a range of topics at the highest level within the legal sector.
Instrumental in the setting up of and now regularly presents on the firm’s collaboration with Aston University Business School under a Knowledge Transfer Project. Innovate UK, formerly the UK’s Technology Strategy Board, shortlisted this project in the Best Partnership category at the Best of the Best Awards 2014.
The project is delivering innovative Cultural and Operational change within a professional services environment and is capturing a great deal of interest from the world of business, the legal profession and academia – including an invitation to present at the Annual PSF Conference – Oxford University’s Saiid Business School.
The collaboration won further recognition along side Eversheds, Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills in the Financial Innovation category of the inaugural The Lawyer Management Awards, was a Finalist at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Excellence in Practice Award 2014 and won an international award for innovation in the legal industry at the 2014 Innovaction Awards in Boston USA.